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On this International Women’s Day 2021, Google is hosting a Google for India – Women Will event. At the event, Google says, it will be sharing its vision for bridging the online gender gap. At the event, there will also be a conversation on the rural women using tech in India – The Internet Saathis. The event is scheduled to begin at 10.30 am IST and it will be live-streamed on Google India’s YouTube channel.
The event will be addressed by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet, Ratan Tata, Former Chairperson, Tata Group, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women, Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, Government of India and a few other leaders.
Speakers at the event are expected to share their vision for solving for gender equity so women can benefit from the opportunities of the digital economy.
Google has also announced Business Pages on Google Pay
It will help an entrepreneur build any easily update-able catalogue and receive payments easily.
Google will now let entrepreneurs identify their business on ‘Google My Business’ as ‘Women-owned’
This will let users search women-led business on Search and Maps.
Google also commits to scale its Sheroes accelarator program
As part of Google’s Women Will initiative, Google is releasing a web platform that offers bit sized content on business fundamentals
This will launch in English and Hindi today, with support for other languages coming soon.
As per a recently study, women-owned businesses could create 150-170 million jobs by 2030s.
Google has also announced Google.org impact challenge for women and girls and has committed $25 million to fund the winning teams
Google is now investing another $1 million via Google.org to help “underserved women in India”
The first initiative will be led by Nasscom foundation that will reach 1 lakh women farmers in India. Google believes this will help women farmers increase their income by 30 percent.
Google in India has invested $20 million in funding for educational initiatives through Google.org over the last four years
“In India, women have experienced an unemployment rate that’s nearly 3 times that of men, during the pandemic.”
Google’s new global Women and Girls Challenge
Google announces global Google.org impact challenge for girls announced
As part of the inititaive Google will provide $25 million in grants to non-profit, social enterprises working towards providing equal opportunities for women in India. The initiative is aimed at helping 1 million Indian rural women to become entrepreneurs.
We have empowered over 30 million women across Indian rural areas, says Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai is now addressing the event
In 2015, only 1 in 10 rural internet users were women. Sanjay Gupta says, in 2021, there are 80,000+ Internet Saathis in the coutnry.
Sanjay Gupta, Google India country head, gives a keynote speech
The Google for India – Women Will event will be live any minute now
You can watch the event livestream here:
Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Ratan Tata, Smriti Irani and other will speak at the event